Nightwind Treatment Centre (NWTC) serves youth ages 12 to 22. We offer a number of trauma-informed programs to support youth who are experiencing challenges. Through daily living, recreational activities and individual and group counselling, we believe that each youth can acquire the skills necessary to move on and be able achieve to their potential. We work with each individual youth, their caseworker and their family (when appropriate) to develop a plan which will aid them in achieving their individual goals and planning for their future.

All Nightwind Treatment Centre Programs are accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council and we are proud to be dual licensed as a Residential Facility under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, and a Residential Addiction Treatment Service under the Mental Health Services Protection Act.

Nightwind Treatment Centre has a contract for service with Child Family Services, North Region. Caseworkers from other Child and Family Services should contact their placement specialist. We also accept referrals from Designated First Nations Agencies (DFNAs) and youth funded through Jordan’s Principle.

Guiding Principles of NWTC

NWTCs are guided by principles of holistic treatment.  The principles respect both cultural and evidence-based treatment which integrates the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the whole human being.

NWTC guiding principles for treatment are:

  • Emphasize the distinction of Indigenous beliefs and traditions;
  • Integrate evidence-based practices aligned with trauma-informed care;
  • Recognize Aboriginal healing practices and culture as important to developing self-identity and give clients the opportunity to be exposed to culture and traditional methods of treatment;
  • Effective treatment requires us to infuse cultural practices, treatment and trauma-informed care into everything we do;
  • Respect the individual healing preferences of all clients;
  • A systems approach to treatment is carried out with the understanding that a client’s support network is essential to meaningful and lasting change;
  • Teaching and modelling healthy coping strategies and building resiliency to support clients with significant issues including addiction-oriented attitudes and behaviors, and
  • The client will graduate from treatment possessing self-determinism, attitudes and skills that can be generalized to their home and community following treatment.